Sunday, August 17, 2014

Just for kicks...

 
As much as I love boots, I only have three pair. One old pair I bought a long time ago, 


one pair that are beat up hand me downs from a grand, and one pair that where giveaways from a friend that didn't fit her.
So there I was sorta look'n on line for a new pair of kicks, and I saw them, a pair of Lucchese's!  I had a pair of Lucchese boots in high school (sold one of my calves to pay for them). They lasted me til my second baby was born, and there just wasn't anything left of them.
Boots are just boots, but these drew me like a magnet, they did! Just a picture of them was all I saw,  so I clicked through to the catalog page they were on. Well dammit, they are sold out!  How can that be?  Where is the spec page for these awesome boots?  



Oh there it is... well no wonder they are all sold out.  Who doesn't have $1875 just lay'n around. 
You can only wear one pair of boots at a time, three pair is plenty.

24 comments:

  1. Damnit Brighid, you have expensive taste in boots.

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  2. My dear girl, You have all the arsenal you need for when Daddio is husband hunting for you. Just show him the $1875 boots!;)

    All future candidates must be able to keep you in the boot comfort you so desire.

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  3. LOL-- I like Grannymar's take on it.
    Those ARE some gorgeous kicks!!

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  4. I love western boots. I do not ride, but they are so comfortable and look good on almost anyone at any age. I also was looking for a pair of nice leather boots, but mine were in the 100-200 dollar range. Maybe your boots are sold out because they are having a big meeting at Jackson Hole, Wy. this week and I guess everyone wants to look good.

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  5. Yeah, Lucchese's have gotten a 'tad' more expensive... My last pair were plain ol boots, and were still $600! But they feel like a good pair of tennis shoes... When I complained about the price, the lady asked me what I'd paid the last time, I told her $75... THEN she asked what year... sigh... 1972...

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  6. Goodness, you could be high maintenance. I think I paid that for my first car.

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  7. I browsed by the Lucchese boot website. The men's black belly cayman crocodile boots are $3K. ($1.5K per boot)

    I have never owned a pair of nice cowboy boots. The only boots that I've had are for riding in, not walking around and looking cool in (different price point). If pushed to walk, with a horse in tow, one does what one must, but...even then, no self respecting cowboy would wear boots that cost more than an '87 Buick with terminal body rust and blown rings.

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  8. See, this is why the wife tells me I can't have nice things....$1,875 boots? Too rich for my tastes.

    I bought a nice pair in Brazil many years ago. The softest boots I ever owned. I think I paid $30.

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  9. Well, I went to the Boot Barn and bought a pair of comfy Justin Boots with soft tawny leather and turquoise.

    But i will tell you, dear Brighid, that every now and then, mind you, every now and then, you just have to hit the buy button, regardless of the price.

    I know that sounds cavalier but it's true.

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  10. LL: Damn, Expensive taste is not a perquisite of ability to afford!

    GRANNYMAR: He has backed off his marketing campaign, not sure that's a good or bad sign...

    JENNY: They are exquisite, but so out of my league.

    TABOR: Hope you find just the pair! I will be satisfied with what I have...

    OLD NFO: That is about what I paid for my original pair. The best boots I ever owned.

    ARKANSAS PATTI: Funny you should say that, it was true for me as well, but it was a pickup!

    LL: ROFL, "an'87 Buick with terminal body rust and blown rings." I might just resemble that remark!

    EURIPIES: What a wise woman your wife is!

    CHERI: YeeHaw to your new boots! Not at all sure I could press buy, even if I had the where with all...

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  11. I am going to have to debate whether they would go with my $3 jeans that I bought at a garage sale.

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  12. There is nothing wrong with champagne taste and a beer budget. In fact, it would seem to be in keeping with the cowboy (but not cowboy boot) life.

    At what point in history did the cowboy and the cowboy fashion fork in the road take place? Maybe in the 70's with that whole urban cowboy craze? Oil boom (people who wore regular cowboy boots now needed to skin them with exotic beasts)?

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  13. GRANNY ANNIE: LOL, I can never find wranglers in my size at garage sales!

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  14. LL: I couldn't find when the wannabe look came into play. Regional styles for real cowboys differ, so I can only speak to the West. There are differences between rodeo & ranch as well. The code for the Cowman, his father, and grandfather, and most of the men I grew up with was and is: a roper style boot(black or brown), a pair of starched wranglers (2 to 4" longer in inseam to cover boot tops when a horseback), a starched (usually white or light blue) shirt, a leather belt, with a buckle that is plain or has your brand, a quality straw hat in summer, and a quality felt in winter (in silver belly/as many X's as possible). Everything tastefully understated.

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  15. Minimum 10X Stetson.

    I knew guys with 30X and one with 40X but they were show-offs. Where do you wear a $700 El Patron? I have no idea what a 1000X Diamante costs but I know that it's made of crushed beaver instead of felt.

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  16. After some (simple) thoughts on the matter, I've decided that somebody who wears a 1000X hat would be somebody who never got their hands dirty and inherited money rather than earning it (eaters of other men's bread). Research showed that's what Obama wore when he campaigned in Texas. Figures...and he looked ridiculous.

    Yes, those who work cattle must wear starched shirts, usually pastel colors. Often with western stitching patterns. Younger men wear broad brimmed hats. The older gents usually opt for a shorter brim. The crown must be reasonably high.

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  17. LL: Diamante is around $4,000 made of beaver & chinchilla. Most the Cowman had was a 30X his grandfather gave him, sweeet Stetson. He had a beautiful pair of dark chocolate sea turtle (made before they went on the endangered list) Tony Llama boots when I first met him...

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  18. LL: Hollywood stitching is a big "no way", as are those pearly snap things. An occasional discreet plaid is permissible...LOL

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  19. I'm clearly out of uniform and woefully out of touch. The camo shirt and Yankee's baseball cap won't cut it, will it?

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  20. LL: Just tell'm your wearing camo to go hog hunt'n after the branding.
    A lot of the Younger guys wear ball caps, but a Yankee one will put you twist'n tails on the ground crew for sure!

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  21. Well, you must know Brig, that is precisely WHY I would wear a Yankee's hat to a roping/branding.

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  22. LL: Would a multi talented international entrepreneur care what a cowboy wears... mind boggling!

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  23. Those sure are Purdy(-: But pricey none the less. But heck you only live once!(-:

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  24. CINDEE: They sure are, both purdy and pricey...sigh

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